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  1. L

    Are Dumor Pellets Okay?

    Hello! I’ve been feeding my piggies pellets and hay from the brand Dumor at Tractor Supply since I’ve had them. I am seeing more and more posts that say seeds and things are bad, and Dumor has seeds and things in it. Could I just pick out the seeds and things or do I have to switch them to...
  2. GeorgiaHarris

    What hay should I use?

    I want to bulk order some hay from Hay and Straw but I'm not sure which hay to get. They have 3 different types: Ings hay, Timothy and Rye hay and Meadow hay. Does anyone order from here and have any reviews/preferences?
  3. frodoandsam

    Good and bad veggies?

    :help: I have been feeding my guinea pigs kale, romaine lettuce, bell peppers and carrots. But, when researching if kale stems are okay, I ran into a few sites/people that said kale should be fed once a week or two weeks even and that it isn't good for them? I was wondering if this is true...
  4. M

    Dominant Females

    A few months ago I got my two year old female Guinea pig, Macy, a companion. I got a 2 month old female, Penelope. Penelope was naturally submissive to Macy and was actually only comfortable when with Macy. Penelope is still extremely dependent on Macy (she doesn’t like to move too much if she...
  5. Laura2901

    Feeding my piggies fruit and veg

    Hey, only veggies ive been giving my piggies are romaine lettuce, cucumber and carrot. I feed them a a few slices/leafs in the morning then again at night and through the day they have some grass was just wondering if that is too much or too little? I’m nervous of trying other fruit and veg and...
  6. Lil3piggies

    Feeding Schedule And Amounts!

    hi guys! Just wanting to check that what I give Arty is okay or not.. too much/too little? I use a pets at home measure cup and measure 40g of nuggets for the day, this is given in the morning and topped up when I get home from work. Hay in the morning and then topped up after work and...
  7. Kevin_Haae

    Opinions On This Diet?

    So i researched a lot about foods that guinea pigs can eat and should only have selectively, as well as the amount of calcium etc to look at. I was wondering what you guys thought of this diet i've been giving my piggies, as they seem to love it. It's for 2 pigs. so each day i've been giving...
  8. S

    Spelt?

    I have some spelt seed that I originally bought to use as ground cover. I believe it's an older type of wheat. Would it be okay to feed some to my three guinea pigs? I would of course cut it before it went to seed.
  9. Cherri

    Cheaper To Buy Food/bedding Online?

    This might not be the right forum to ask, but what's your opinion on buying food and bedding in bulk and online? If it's a good idea, websites to visit?
  10. UhreGuineas

    What Flowers Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    Over the summer i plan in making a little garden for the piggies and was wondering what some good options are. I was thinking about marigolds, nasturtiums, and teddy bear sunflowers. If there is possibly more I could add to their garden, or if i should not get them one of the 3 i planned on...
  11. ToastandBeans

    What Food Do Your Piggies Enjoy?

    Beans loves carrots! Not sure on Pudding yet! Toast used to love lettuce. She could have lived on it. What food do your piggies enjoy? (Wondering about new foods they can have. If I can’t give much of it to them please say :) )
  12. Cherri

    Daffodils?

    Hi! So my sow ended up eating four daffodil flowers. I know it was bad on my part to leave them above her cage. My cat knocked down the vase that was holding them, and she ate a few. It was just the flower part though. I was gone at work whenever it happened and wasn't able to remove...
  13. Barnyard Boars

    Pellet Food Choices

    For the longest time I've fed both my hamsters and guineas tiny friends farm food, but it's colourful and I know that's not always best choice but they love it! However I feel like I shouldn't now and should stick to oxbow pellets that just look like regular pellets, OR should I mix them? I'm so...
  14. F

    Oats For An Older Pig?

    Hi! I know the use of oats are somewhat controversial, but I've read on a few other forums that they're good for older pigs who are having issues keeping on weight. Does anyone have any experience with this, or feel strongly one way or another? I've also heard that they are good for the skin...
  15. ElizaCavies

    Hay?

    any ideas to what hays I should get and any nice and good quality hay on a budget and how I can see if it is good quality or not? Thanks for your help (in advance), ElizaCavies xx
  16. Lil3piggies

    Storing Food In The Fridge!

    Hello everyone! I’ve been watching Skinnypigs1’s YouTube videos and she uses fridgesmart Tupperware and says it keeps her veg so fresh even once chopped! I’ve had a look online and can’t find any in the uk and the ones I find for US are really expensive! Does anyone have any good containers...
  17. daisy bostock

    Guineapigs And Banana

    my guineapigs love banana! i also saw lots of people who are giving it to there pigs. but i read somewhere its only considered a treat and can make them sick if they have to much. is this true? also is the skin okay? because i never give my piggies the skin because i also read that part is bad...
  18. Nibsandtuft

    What Food Do Guinea Pigs Like?

    We have two male guinea pigs and they love the normal food like beans and cucumber etc. But we would like to try them on something different ! Any ideas :hmm:
  19. Dom R

    Weight Gain - Need Tips Please

    Hi All, So recently after Rodney has become ill, with two abscess' (which have now mostly gone or gone completely), which was stated by the vet at his last visit (Just over a week ago) and I am taking him back on Friday. My current issue with Rodney is that he was originally 1.1KG (1100g)...
  20. Lil3piggies

    Which Nuggets?

    Hi guys! I’m currently looking on pets at home at nuggets for the little guys but there’s just so many! Currently they’re on pets at home nuggets but they’re about to run out. In your opinions which nuggets are best? (I’ll slowly introduce new nuggets when I get them to get them used to them...
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